Northern Academy

York Croquet Club is delighted to have been chosen to host the new Northern Croquet Academy at the Club lawns. The mission of the Academy is to provide a centre of excellence for croquet coaching and development in the North of England.

The Northern Academy works closely with croquet’s national governing body, the Croquet Association, and ensures that every course is led by an experienced CA-qualified coach. The Academy also wants to do all it can to ensure that all participants not only benefit from Northern Academy courses, but also enjoy the experience.

The Academy, launched in 2017, builds on York’s successful track record of hosting national-level coaching. Academy courses cover both Association Croquet and Golf Croquet. A summary of the 2018 programme is included below for reference: watch this space for the 2019 programme. To find out more about this year’s programme in detail, please navigate to the next section of the drop-down menu above. To find out more about the Northern Academy, or apply for a course, click to Send mail to or visit the Academy website:

31 March 2018 – One-to-one coaching with Cliff Jones (AC, GC)

1 April 2018 – One-to-one coaching with Cliff Jones (AC, GC)

7-8 April 2018 – Become a Qualified Coach (AC, GC)

14 April 2018 – Back to Basics (AC, GC)

21 April 2018 – Mind Games (AC, GC)

22 April 2018 – Openings and Leaves (AC)

28 April 2018 – How to make 12 hoops in one go (AC)

29 April 2018 – It’s not all about breaks (AC)

5-6 May 2018 – Towards the Triple Peel (AC)

12 May 2018 – Handicapping workshop (AC, GC)

26 May 2018 – Classic Golf Croquet skills and tactics (GC)

27 May 2018 – Golf Croquet Strategy (GC)

For more details of individual courses, and how to apply, please navigate to the next page via the drop-down menu above.